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RHINACANTHUS NASUTUS (LINN.) KURZ: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

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Author(s): M.Upendra Rao

Journal: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Development
ISSN 0974-9446

Volume: 2;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 7;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Rhinacanthus Nasutus | phytoconstituents | rhinacanthin | anti-mutagenicity

ABSTRACT
Rhinacanthus Nasutus (Linn.) Kurz is an important medicinal plant, is widely distributed in some parts of the sub-continent India, China and in the region of Southeast Asia including Thailand. The plant contains several chemical constituents like rhinacanthin-C, rhinacanthin-D, rhinacanthin-N, rhinacanthin-Q, rhinacanthins (A- D, G-Q) and rhinacanthone. The plant is claimed to possess anti-microbial activity, anti-allergic activity, anti-inflammatory activity, anti-viral activity, anti-mutagenicity, anti-proliferative activity, anti-tumor activity and anti-platelet effect. The present article reveals the detailed exploration of phytoconstituents and pharmacological activities of Rhinacanthus Nasutus is an attempt to provide for further research.
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